Bongo and Apple
Back in 1989, “The Simpsons” had yet to appear on our screens, and 35-year-old Matt Groening — who had been working as a professional cartoonist on his original strip “Life in Hell” — picked up some work from a declining computer company by the name of Apple.
The job? Making computers appear “hip” in a brochure called “Who Needs a Computer Anyway?” starring his characters from “Life in Hell.” The images featured an appropriately wide-eyed Bongo — the main character’s son — who was overburdened with work.
This isn’t exactly news; scans of the brochure have been floating around the Web for a couple of years now, thanks to The Comics Alliance via Reddit.
Courtesy of CNET